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Ordering of Applications on Selector Via Application Program Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106300D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for ordering applications on a user's application selector.

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Ordering of Applications on Selector Via Application Program Interface

      Disclosed is a method for ordering applications on a user's
application selector.

      The full-screen interface for the DOS LAN Requester (DLR)
displays an "Application Selector" panel, which shows lists of
applications available to users.  The DLR allows each user to order
the applications on this panel, so that the most frequently used
applications will appear near the top of the panel.  The ordering
information is kept in a file on the LAN Server domain controller.
The contents of this file is not permanent; the applications' order
is lost if the domain controller is stopped.  When the server machine
is restarted, the file containing DLR application information is
rebuilt without ordering information.  Thus, after a server is
restarted, DLR users' applications appear in alphabetical order
rather than in the order desired.

      Two new Application Program Interfaces (APIs),
NetUserGetLogonAsn and NetUserSetLogonAsn, were created to solve this
problem.

      Through the NetUserSetLogonAsn function, users can specify
lists of applications to appear on their selectors as well as the
order in which the applications should appear.  Selector position is
indicated by an ordinal number specified by the user.

      The NetUserGetLogonAsn provides the complementary function for
NetUserSetLogonAsn.  It returns a list of applications that have been
assigned to a user, togethe...